Office on Aging

Between 2020-2025, it is projected that Denver's age 5+ population will increase by approximately 17,000 adults, with the age 75-84 group seeing the largest percentage increase. The Denver Office on Aging advocates for Denver’s older population by helping local agencies develop policies and programs that will improve the quality of life and accessibility to care and culture for aging residents.

Denver Aging Population 2020-2025(PDF, 121KB) 


Top Resources for our Older Adults


Meet the Team

Olga García, DenverConnect Program Administrator

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Olga Garcia is passionate about serving her community. Olga administers the DenverConnect mobile pop-up office equipped with technology tools and resources to support older adults in the aging process As the DenverConnect program manager, Olga’s outreach efforts are invaluable offering access and support for affordable housing, food, social services, and other aid to support older adults with aging in place.

In partnership with the Office of Colorado Attorney General, DRCOG, nonprofits and advocacy groups, more than 10,000 individuals have received direct services and resources through DenverConnect since it’s initiation in 2019.

Olga earned a master’s degree in Applied Communications from the University of Denver, a BA in Media Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an Executive Certification from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Along with extensive community volunteerism, Olga has led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts at Denver Health Medical Center, MillerCoors and other public and private sector organizations.

 

Anna DeRocchi, Program Coordinator

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Anna DeRocchi is our Program Coordinator in the Office on Aging. Her passion for working with older adults was ignited when she began working as a caregiver at an assisted living facility throughout her college years, which led Anna to study Human Development and Gerontology at Colorado State University, where she also collaborated in the AgingPLUS research study.

Anna landed an Advocacy Internship with the Alzheimer's Association in Rochester, NY. During her time there, she worked to bring awareness to the community and State Officials.  

Following college graduation, DeRocchi worked as a Resident Service Coordinator for the Nonprofit Rochester Management Inc. Later, she became a Social Services Coordinator/Navigator at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community.


Commission on Aging

The Denver Commission on Aging helps to make Denver the best community for older adults through outreachcommunication and advocacy including:

  • Advocating for their rights and concerns
  • Empowering older adults through dissemination of information and sharing community resources
  • Monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting older adults

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Contact Us 

The Denver Office on Aging

Perla Gheiler, Director

Perla.Gheiler@denvergov.org

201 W. Colfax Avenue,  Dept. 1102, Denver, CO 80202